The SEC Network recently had some analysts talk about who they would put on the floor if they could make tweaks to the starting five.
Tony Delk got bold, and said John Calipari should bench Isaiah Briscoe and start Mychal Mulder in his place.
Sure, Delk makes some fair points about Mulder opening up driving lanes for De’Aaron Fox and making threes, and I’m sure not all of you disagree with him. However, it’s clear he hasn’t watched this Kentucky team closely enough.
Kentucky is terrible at on-ball defense. The majority of teams in the country could beat them off the dribble, and that’s where Briscoe’s greatest contributions comes: the defensive end.
Also, he talks about opening up driving lanes for Fox, but let’s not forget Briscoe’s ability to slash to the bucket too.
Should Mulder be getting more minutes because of his shooting ability? Yes, but throwing him into the starting lineup over Briscoe all of a sudden would be odd.
Regardless, there’s pretty much no chance that Calipari does it anyway.